NEW YORK--(Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Linde AG, a publicly held company headquartered in Munich, Germany, as health regulatory counsel in its $4.6 billion acquisition of Lincare Holdings Inc., a Clearwater, Florida-based home health care company. Lincare Holdings Inc. provides home-based respiratory and related services and equipment to more than 800,000 customers in the United States and Canada, making it one of the largest such providers in the U.S.)--International law firm
“We were pleased to represent Linde AG in an acquisition that further expands the company’s presence in the health care supply business in North America”
Greenberg Traurig’s team for Linde AG was led by William B. Eck, a Shareholder in the firm’s Health & FDA Business practice. Working with him were, Of Counsel Miki Kolton and Law Clerk Danielle White of the Washington D.C. office, Shareholder Steven Lapidus and Associate Michael Einig of the Miami office and Shareholder Todd Wozniak of the Atlanta office.
Greenberg Traurig advised on health care licensing and permitting, compliance and due diligence matters involving several agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Medicare and Medicaid. The firm also advised on tax issues and labor and employment matters. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2012.
“We were pleased to represent Linde AG in an acquisition that further expands the company’s presence in the health care supply business in North America,” said Eck.
The Linde Group, founded in 1879, is a gases and engineering company with approximately 50,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 billion.
The following is a link to a press release about this transaction: http://www.the-linde-group.com/en/news_and_media/press_releases/news_120630.html
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